Dropbox, the popular cross-platform sync and backup solution, has gained full support for Apple’s Mac OS X Lion, according to a forum post by one of the company’s “dropboxers.”
Writing on the Dropbox forums, Dropboxer Rian H. says, “Hello! Version 1.1 is our flagship internationalized version of the Dropbox desktop client with support for German, French, Spanish, and Japanese.”
He outlines the latest changes in version 1.1.40 for Mac OS X, and other supported platforms, including Linux.
- Integration support for Mac OS X Lion 10.7
- Backport a fix from 1.2.x to a rare issue (from 1.2.x) where certain Mac OS X machines wouldn’t upload files automatically.
- Backport a fix from 1.2.x that caused the tray menu to become unresponsive on certain Linux machines.
A service aimed at eliminating the need to email stuff to yourself so you can have the same files at home, at work, or on the go, Dropbox lets you bring your photos, documents, videos (and pretty much everything that comes in binary form) in a conveniently placed folder on your Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, etc.
Dropbox uses what the industry refers to as “cloud computing” to enable users to store files for themselves, or share those files with others across the web using synchronization.
Dropbox founder Drew Houston came up with the idea of creating such a service after repeatedly forgetting his USB drive while he was a student at MIT.
Existing services at the time “suffered problems with Internet latency, large files, bugs, or just made me think too much” he said.
Dropbox is similar to Evernote and Pandora Radio in that it operates on the Freemium financial model.
Customers can get a free plan for 2GB of storage, or paid plans for additional storage and faster syncing capabilities.
Download Dropbox for Mac OS X (Free)
· Dropbox account
· You can store up to 2GB of data using a free account.
What’s New in This Release Dropbox 1.2.27 Dev / 1.1.40: [ read full changelog ]
· Integration support for Mac OS X Lion 10.7
· Backport a fix from 1.2.x to a rare issue (from 1.2.x) where certain Mac OS X machines wouldn’t upload files automatically.
· Backport a fix from 1.2.x that caused the tray menu to become unresponsive on certain Linux machines.
Dropbox also available on Android
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